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Legal Twitterati unusually quiet on A-Level results day

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But excitable teens take to social media to trumpet success

Today nervous wannabe law students across the country will tentatively unfold their exam results to see whether they’ve successfully secured a place to study at uni. Some will be cracking open the champers to toast their success while others will enter clearing or have to reconsider their career path. It can be a trying time for many yet Legal Cheek couldn’t help noticing the distinct lack of dialogue or words of encouragement from the legal Twitterati…

In previous years members of the legal profession have taken to social media to share stories of how despite bungling their A-Levels, they were still able to succeed in law. Our hashtag ‘#LawyersWithRubbishALevels’ did the rounds on Twitter some years ago and generated a number of proud responses. “I got a BED from my A-Levels. Always lacked exam skills. Happily exam skills not same as legal practice skills,” wrote criminal law solicitor Nicholas Diable at the time.

Those in practice might have remained silent but this didn’t stop excitable teens trumpeting their success on Twitter.

One newbie law student was super pleased she received the same A-Level results as law vlogger and future Linklaters trainee Eve Cornwell:

Some couldn’t contain their shock:

While others confirmed their newly-acquired law student status:

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

One soon-to-be law student was overjoyed that she could finally upgrade her Twitter bio:

Proud mothers got in on the celebrations:

…and grandparents too!

Law lecturers extended their welcome:

While others reflected on their respective paths into law:

Congratulations to all those who will be starting their law degrees later this year!

Did you overcome poor A-Level results to succeed in law? Let us know in the comments section below.

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47 Comments

Donna from Archives

A news story about a lack of news.

Inspirational stuff.

Anonymous

LegalCheek is dying, brah!

Anonymous

Was it ever alive? Always was a sort of a Frankenstein

Anonymous

Frankenstein’s monster.

Frankenstein was a genius who meddled with nature and created a hideous and dangerous – yet ultimately pitiable – creature he couldn’t control.

Without the genius bit you could say the same for Alex and the Legal Cheek comments section.

Anonymous

So true
Cuckolds

Anonymous

10 out of 10 journalism, congratulations Aishah!

Tom

Wait for my new story on how a law student turned porn star threw poo at a judge during the Extinction Rebellion.

Anonymous

That is my kind of porn

Anonymous

So do the LC staff have any a levels?

Anonymous

Tom is Scottish so he doesn’t have any.

Anonymous

Aye, ‘ah arrived in London wi’ nae but a haggis in ma pocket an’ a copy o’ Rabbie Burns in ma hand.

Anonymous

Alex was beginning to become angry at the kilt-wearing man at the front of the queue at Euston who was arguing with the ticket person that his Clydesdale Bank money was legal tender. But then Alex spotted the stack of papers under his arm. “I’d recognise those anywhere” Alex proclaimed. “Those are pupillage rejection letters. I have an even larger stack of those myself.” The kilted man turned around and asked Alex “do you happen to know of a poorly paid job where I can degrade myself on a daily basis posting about teens using social media?” Alex’s eyes lit up

Alex

I like your style! Do consider getting a job in legal journalism?

Anonymous

I haven’t got any a levels or GCSEs cos I’m a homeless drunk, yet I’m a judge!
How? I networked with my uncle in the House of Lords and persuaded him, that’s how!
How did I persuade him? Meet me behind the dumpster where I dive and I’ll show you how! But remember to bring lube

Anonymous

I thought it was quiet endearing reading those excited tweets. Good on them.

Anonymous

What a bunch of bellends

Anonymous

Although true, there’s no need to say that about LC staff here.

Anonymous

Boastfulness is so unattractive. How about getting into Cambridge to do law, being delighted, telling your mum, and then shutting the fuck up about it and getting on with your day?

Anonymous

I tell you what – I do serious research on pupillage applicants after interviews, and if I find any of this sort of nonsense it’s a massive black ball from me. Barristers all have terrible egos but they should keep the shouting to a minimum.

Anonymous

And that makes you feel big yeh?

Anonymous

Yeah it does. Fuck off.

Anonymous

Power tripping retard

Anonymous

I’m smarter than you so fuck off.

Anonymous

This is what happens when you give an insignificant person a little bit of power

Anonymous

Why the fuck do you need to tell your mum? Is she going to be going there with you or something?
Personally I just informed the alcoholic bum who was lying around by the liquor store then set a £20 on fire

Anonymous

Teach a man to fish, he will eat fish. Don’t teach a man to fish, he will also eat fish. Same applies to women, or those who define themselves as something other than man or woman. Life is a journey, and we all end up dead. Move on.

Excitable Teen

wooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooOOOOOOOOOO!

Anonymous

3As are too easy now and the dilution just gives unis excuses to discriminate against middle class white applicants based on social mobility and diversity tosh. My alma mater has been bleating on about that crap so much I stopped giving them money.

Anonymous

…which is why most good unis require some A* s as well

Anonymous

15% get A* – not close to discriminating enough.

Anonymous

Yeah I like duck I got a duck problem

Anonymous

All been sold the lie that law pays.

Chad

I got A*A*A and now work as a barman.

Anonymous

Three Bs and I’m a barrister so fuck you all the way to Rotherham

Anonymous

I imagine you live there so you limit expenditure attending infant approvals hearings in Sheffield County Court.

Anonymous

Ha. Probably true

Snowflakes

Alex did the LPC but couldn’t get a TC so after failing to get into the law he wrote about it. Fair play.

Anonymous

He did the BVC and failed to get pupillage

Anonymous

The nation needs a more sophisticated exam system that allows one to see where the best really are. The A levels, aimed across the nation, is simply too broad, as the average person is quite dim. Three A* A-level proves nothing. We need something to sort out the top 1% from the top 5% and sort the top 5% from the top 10%.

Anonymous

The average person is by definition not quite dim, they are of average intelligence othewise they would noot be average.

Anonymous

The point being made was that the gap between the intelligent upper percentiles and the average is bigger than the intelligent can grasp. It is hard to appreciate how thick the average punter is unless one has the misfortune of having to deal with them.

Anonymous

I feel sorry for them doing a law degree the universities need to be transparent and say you don’t need a law degree to be a lawyer.

There’s always a GDL crash course at a third of the cost of a law degree with the same value.

I hope they don’t stay bitter at slogging it out.

Anonymous

Yes but you have to do another degree first, so it is a third more expensive.

Anonymous

Well it is but not as in depth as a law degree

Renell Harding

Please can you guys donate money towards my GDL fees? Kindly use the link below, thanks:

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/getren2ulaw

Anonymous

Fuck off

Anonymous

Got BBD at a level, re-sat the following year to AAA. Went on to get a high 2.1 at a RG uni, distinction on the GDL and currently a future trainee at an MC firm. My journey is far from over (have the LPC hurdle to climb) but on that first A level results day people would have laughed if I suggested an MC TC offer would come my way.

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